EUROPE AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGE - BIOTECHNOLOGY
Biotechnology. The definitions are varied: Broadly: "The application of scientific and engineering principles or the treatment of materials with biological agents for the purpose of producing goods and services. This definition retrieves not only the phase during which the biological agent is actually used but also the phases of preparation and later treatment of the biological products." Narrowly: "The integrated use of biochemistry, microbiology and engineering sciences with a view to technological application of the abilities of microorganisms, and of cells in culture and their constituent parts (Federation europeen de biotechnologie, September 1981)". In fact, it is a matter of the entirety of technologies based on the knowledge and the exploitation of the properties of the material in question: it is of fundamental importance for the future of humanity and will fall due soon. The evaluation of marketing potentials is difficult. Expressed as a function of the adopted definition, it increases from "500 million dollars in 1990 to 100 billion dollars in 2000" for the agricultural products alone.
Bibliographic Reference: COLLOQUE RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES ET ENJEUX TECHNOLOGIQUES, BORDEAUX (FRANCE), MARCH 5-8, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER F 31931 ORA
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